Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 26 March 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 26March 2008

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Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

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*** In this issue (This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below):

1.) Mission Assurance Engineers, Alion Science and Technology, Wallops Island, VA

2.) Junior Data Analyst, Quadelta, West Bethesda, MD

3.) National Security Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, VA

4.) Aerospace and Defense Practice Specialist, McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles or Seattle

5.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

6.) UXO Mine Action Specialist, UN Development Programme, Lao People's Democratic Republic

7.) SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) Public Affairs (PA) Chief , Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Norfolk, VA

8.) Communications Electronics Technician, Technical Services/Operations, Northrop Grumman, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

9.) Supervisory Chemical Engineer, Materiel Acquisition Activities, Army Materiel Command, Department Of The Army, Pueblo, CO

10.) WRITER-EDITOR, Defense Counterintelligence Field Activity, Arlington, VA

11.) Technical Writer/Web Developer, Northrop Grumman, Carson, CA

12.) Communications Specialist, Boeing, Huntsville, Ala

13.) NAVAL ARCHITECT / SALVAGE ENGINEER, JMS Naval Architects, Groton, CT

14.) Junior Naval Architect, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc, Essex, CT

15.) Naval Work Control Analyst, Aerotek CE, Allegis Group, Newport News, VA

16.) Armament Mechanic, EG&G, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, WA

17.) Sr Design Engineer Mechanical, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), Saco, ME

18.) Sr. Consulting Naval Architect, Foss Maritime Company, Seattle, WA

19.) Engineering Laser Manufacturing Engineer, FLIR, Bozeman, MT

20.) Naval Cryptologic Systems Target Analyst, Titan Corporation, San Diego, CA

21.) UAV Operator/Technician, Compass Systems, AZ

22.) Engineering Intern, Alion Science and Technology, Iselin, NJ

23.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs, Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC

24.) Theater Logistics Planner, Chenega Corp, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

25.) Boeing Commercial Airplanes News Bureau Lead, Boeing, Renton, WA

26.) Communications Manager, Boeing, Crystal City, VA

*** And more…

*** Advice sought:

I'm a Naval Academy graduate marine engineer, Class of 1972. I've been designing naval ships and systems along with acqusition support to NAVSEA and NAVAIR since 1979. I am currently providing software integration and test support to the DDG1000 Program.

I've been wondering if the House or Senate Armed Services Committees need technical support from an experienced combat systems engineer.

Please withhold my name for now.

(Does anyone in the network have advice for this individual?)

*** From Ed Marolda:

Submarine Operations in the Arctic

10 April Navy Memorial 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Colleagues: This link (http://www.navalsubleague.com/NSL/history_seminar.aspx ) announces an upcoming conference at the Navy Memorial on the evening of 10 April that focuses on Cold War submarine operations in the Artic. The evening's presentations will feature the insights of submariners who took part in those operations. You don't want to miss this important event that is free and open to all.

Edward J. Marolda, Acting Director of Naval History

*** From Matthew Heap:

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East

Examining OPV Capabilities And Business Opportunities For Operations In The Persian Gulf

April 28 – 29, 2008* Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai* Dubai, UAE

Dear Captain Lundquist,

The naval marketplace is rapidly expanding to view the Middle East as an important source of future business. Are you in a position to benefit?

Defence IQs inaugural Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East will take

place in Dubai, April 28-29th and will provide a fully rounded

discussion on OPVs, Corvettes and Fast Attack Craft in use in the Middle East. Key topics of conversation will focus on:

Operational importance of smaller vessels in the Middle East

Propulsion, weapons and sensor suite options for OPVs

Maintenance, manning and threat detection

OPV Middle East will offer unrivalled insight into the OPV market in the Middle East. Detailed discussions will provide information on

operational experience, future plans and capabilities of smaller naval vessels in the region and the wider maritime security environment.

Keynote briefing on Persian Gulf maritime security from Vice Admiral

Cosgriff, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet and Commander, Combined Maritime Forces.

Meet the speakers panel:

Commander Jeroen de Jonge, Head Above Water Warfare, Netherlands MoD

Rear Admiral Jan Jaeger (Retd), Managing Director, Admiral Consulting, Former Director Navy Materiel, Command, Royal Norwegian Navy

Major General Carl Dodd (Retd), Former Commander, United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation

Commodore Ranjit B Rai (Retd),Vice President of the Indian Maritime

Foundation; Former Director of Naval Operations, Indian Navy

Captain Edward Lundquist, N86 Public Affairs, US Navy

Andrew Bunney, Vice President Operations and Programs, Abu Dhabi

Shipbuilding

Leon Gossens, Chief Naval Architect, Manager Product Development, Damen

Jason Alderwick, DefenceAnalyst – Maritime & Armed Conflict,

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Massimo Gualco, Director Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara

Simon Riddle, Regional Sales Director, Wartsila Lips Defence

Peter Singer, Director 21st Century Defence Initiative, Brookings

Institution

Jan Hoegee, Head of Marketing & Sales Naval, Imtech

Tim Yarker, Export Sales Director, VT Shipbuilding

More information about the event and easy registration can be found at www.defenceiq.com/ae/opvme. Alternatively, call +44 (0) 207 368 9300 or email enquire@iqpc.co.uk.

I look forward to welcoming you to this inaugural event in Dubai.

Kind Regards,

Matthew Heap

OPV Portfolio Director

Defence IQ (a division of IQPC)

http://www.iqpcevents.com/ShowEvent.aspx?id=67846&details=88322

*** Send an announcement to the 500-plus defense industry professionals on this list for just $200. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Just for the record, the Boston Red Sox are the only undefeated team in major league baseball. They play Oakland in the Tokyo Dome again today. Game time is 6:05 ET. That’s a.m. on the East Coast!

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Mission Assurance Engineers, Alion Science and Technology, Wallops Island, VA

Qualifications

BS degree in engineering or a related field with a minimum of 7 years experience is required, with at least 2 years in assignments comparable to those described herein.

US citizenship and a current Secret clearance are required.

Position located in Wallops Island,VA.

Responsibilities

Alion is seeking a senior level Mission Assurance Engineer to support its growing spacecraft development programs with the DOD. Successful candidate must possess a secret security clearance, and will work independently to perform a wide range of reliability, system safety, and quality engineering tasks. Responsibilities may include: development of program mission assurance plans based on customer requirements for reliability, safety and quality assurance; review of space hardware and ground support equipment designs and detailed design drawings for inspectability and compliance with specified mission assurance requirements; coordination or performance of reliability analyses including predications and failure mode and effects analyses; review and approval of selected parts, materials and processes, and coordination of parts list for customer approval; preparation and participation in design, manufacturing and test readiness reviews; management of the project nonconformance reporting system, and recommendations for corrective action; oversight of Alion suppliers providing flight or support hardware and software, including site surveys and source inspection when required. Familiarity with and experience in implementing DOD standards for quality assurance and parts, materials and processes is required. The candidate will frequently interface with project and customer personnel at all levels, and must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written documentation.

Position requires a thorough knowledge and demonstrated competence in product assurance concepts.

Job ID 8305.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

*** From Jan Davis Farrar:

Ed, may I ask you to post the following?

Jan Davis Farrar

2.) Junior Data Analyst, Quadelta, West Bethesda, MD

Responsibilities

Will assist a team of military government engineers with aggregated data analyses and the interpretation and reporting of results including both recurring and ad hoc reports. Will document and track completion of assigned tasks, and update customer on progress as directed. Opportunity for individual with solid administrative skills to segue to professional analyst.

General Requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; experience with Access and/or Microsoft Project highly desired. Some computer programming experience also desirable. Must be well organized and capable of working independently. Bachelor's degree and two years professional experience; relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

Type: Full-Time

Security Clearance: DoD Clearance or eligible to obtain DoD Clearance

Solid bennies, generous compensation.

Contact:

Send query/resume with cover letter to: jobs@quadelta.com.

3.) National Security Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, VA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2157146&keywords=public+relations

4.) Aerospace and Defense Practice Specialist, McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles or Seattle

Overview: The Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Knowledge Specialist plays a key role in serving clients, working with client engagement teams, managing Practice knowledge, driving external reputation building activities and working with the Practice leadership.

Detailed Description: The amount of time spent in each of these areas will vary depending upon the A&D Knowledge Specialist’s tenure with McKinsey and commensurate skills and experience; however, the ideal candidate will contribute on all dimensions outlined below. Key responsibilities include:

Client Service

Approximately 50% of the A&D Knowledge Specialist’s time will be devoted to developing insightful and pragmatic solutions to client problems. The A&D Knowledge Specialist will:

Work with a client service team as a full or part-time team member, and/or support client teams in A&D engagements

Interview clients and industry experts

Analyze and interpret client and industry information, and develop hypotheses based on client research, industry best practices and other information sources

Work with the team to synthesize output into specific and actionable business recommendations and action steps

Knowledge Building

Approximately 20% of the A&D Knowledge Specialist’s time will be devoted to knowledge building and knowledge transfer. In this capacity, the A&D Knowledge Specialist will:

Develop, research, analyze, and refine concepts, trends, points of view, and problem solving tools that can be brought to bear in client engagements

Codify internal knowledge and industry best practices for internal syndication

Lead client and internal training workshops

External Reputation Building

Another 20% of the A&D Knowledge Specialist’s time will be dedicated to working with A&D Practice leaders to enhance McKinsey’s reputation in the A&D industry. The A&D Knowledge Specialist will:

Work with external organizations to identify and structure appropriate public venues for presenting A&D Practice research

Collaborate with general business and industry publications on featuring A&D Practice insights

Practice Leadership

The remaining 10% of the A&D Knowledge Specialist’s time will be devoted to assignments related to the ongoing improvement and effectiveness of the A&D Practice. This includes:

Organizing A&D Practice conference calls and meetings

Managing A&D Practice resources

Desired Skills: The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenges and rewards of professional service work in a team environment. He/she will also have a high degree of credibility and integrity, a commitment to excellence in personal performance, and a desire to work in a dynamic professional environment. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a :

Strong communicator – both oral and written

Flexible, resourceful person who takes initiative

Conceptual thinker with strong analytic skills

Team-oriented individual with a strong sense of responsibility toward team members and engagement objectives

He/she should also have:

The ability to transition easily from theoretical perspectives to practical business considerations, and vice versa

An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to get things done

Strong interpersonal and analytic skills

Please note that we require both local language and English language fluency for all positions in countries where English is not the native language.

Background/Training: The ideal candidate will have:

Strong academic qualifications, and preferably an advanced degree

2+ years of strategy consulting experience, preferably with engagement management/ project management experience

Experience working with senior executives and/or McKinsey partners

3+ years experience in an Aerospace and/or Defense company or related government agency in a strategy or operational capacity (or an equivalent degree of industry exposure)

In-depth knowledge of Aerospace and/or Defense industry related issues

About the Practice: McKinsey's High Tech Group shapes the agenda of most of the global leaders in the High Tech industry, serving industry and market segment leaders, private equity investors, and government agencies in: Aerospace and Defense, Semiconductors and Components, Enterprise Hardware, Data Communications Equipment, Industrial Technology, Consumer Electronics, Software and High Tech Services.

The Aerospace and Defense Practice provides deep expertise to Aerospace and Defense companies and related government agencies on: strategy, product development, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, finance, marketing and sales, and organizational topics.

https://recruiting.mckinsey.com/app004/position.nsf/$default/984967AE5297CB1D8525739300563223?OpenDocument

5.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=208700004

6.) UXO Mine Action Specialist, UN Development Programme, Lao People's Democratic Republic

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7CE63Q

7.) SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) Public Affairs (PA) Chief , Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Norfolk, VA

Job Announcement Number: EA8-1035-03-MJ830767-I

SERIES & GRADE: YA-1035-03/03

SALARY RANGE: 87,168.00 – 119,314.00 USD per year

Closes March 28, 2008

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=69687093

8.) Communications Electronics Technician, Technical Services/Operations, Northrop Grumman, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=142318

9.) Supervisory Chemical Engineer, Materiel Acquisition Activities, Army Materiel Command, Department Of The Army, Pueblo, CO

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=69537193

10.) WRITER-EDITOR, Defense Counterintelligence Field Activity, Arlington, VA

Job Announcement Number: CIFA-08-180199

SERIES & GRADE: GG-1082-13

SALARY RANGE: 82,961.00 – 107,854.00 USD per year

Closes Monday, April 21, 2008

You may apply as a Merit Promotion candidate if you are a current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with excepted service status; OR, You may apply as an Open Competitive candidate if you are a US Citizen without Federal status.

This is a GG-1082-13, Writer-Editor position located in the Department of Defense, Counterintelligence Field Activity, Chief of Staff, Staff Action Control Office (CSS), Arlington, VA.

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) is to develop and manage DoD Counterintelligence (CI) programs and functions that support the protection of the Department, including CI support to protect DoD personnel, resources, critical information, research and development programs, technology, critical infrastructure, economic security and U.S. interest, against foreign influence and manipulation as well as to detect and neutralize espionage against the DoD.

Due to BRAC Commission determination, position is scheduled for relocation to Quantico, Virginia by 2012.

THIS POSITION WILL BE CONVERTING TO THE DEFENSE CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM (DCIPS) IN OCTOBER 2008.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship Required

This position is open to Merit-Promotion eligibles

This position is open to all US Citizens

Applications must be received by the closing date

Eligibility verification for merit applicants is required

Veterans are required to submit a DD-214 (SF-15, VA letter, if applicable)

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=69954876

11.) Technical Writer/Web Developer, Northrop Grumman, Carson, CA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=145112

*** From Ed Memi:

12.) Communications Specialist, Boeing, Huntsville, Ala

Provides external and internal communications, (Public Affairs/Public Relations), for Space Exploration Launch System and other Space Exploration (SE) business unit programs in Huntsville, Ala., and New Orleans, La. Provides advice and counsel to management. Partners with key SE stakeholders to develop communications plans, strategies and tactics that support Boeing business objectives; determines needs and priorities and translates them into appropriate actions. Identifies and develops strategic plans for effective communication products and services that provide timely and credible information to employees to educate, inform, align and motivate them to support the company's business plans and objectives. Researches, interviews and writes articles for Boeing internal communication products about Ares and other programs. Integrates employee communications plans with other internal/external communication activities. Plans events and activities to support communication plan and measures results, adapting plan as appropriate. Leads efforts to integrate various communication technologies across functions, business units and/or across the enterprise by partnering with key stakeholders. Applies deep understanding of communication issues and a variety of technology solutions, to achieve communication goals. Applies research results and an understanding of communication principles and internal/external audiences to planning processes. Measures research results. Executes the Company's communication strategies and plans in anticipation of and response to accidents, incidents, or other crisis events. Coordinates with other internal or external organizations to provide timely, accurate and appropriate information to key audiences to successfully resolve issues and protect the Company's image and reputation. Serves as the primary site spokesperson. Develops key messages, determines appropriate media, writes, edits and determines appropriate approval levels. Develops, writes and coordinates reviews and approval of communication tools including news releases, media advisories, fact sheets, bios and videos. Plans, researches, organizes, writes and disseminates information, and conducts media events to communicate with external audiences. Researches, organizes, writes, edits and reviews speeches and presentation materials for senior level management to deploy key messages to target audiences. Assists in developing strategy for placing Boeing executives in front of key audiences to deliver company messages. Develops and proactively maintains effective relationships with the media. Identify, develop and implement effective media relations tools. Monitors daily news and anticipates potential events by analyzing content of various media to assess impact and take appropriate actions. Provides guidance, coaching and feedback to Boeing officials being interviewed by the media. Partners with key stakeholders to plan, coordinate and implement various planned and emergent special events for employees, external customers, news media and other audiences to meet business objectives. Generates reliable information and data by recommending research methodologies to measure and refines the effectiveness of and develops new, communication programs and strategies. Benchmarks communications best practices, analyzes research data and recommends appropriate actions to meet communication objectives. Establishes and maintain positive relationships with customer Communications counterparts including Headquarters NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center and industry partners/suppliers. Schedules and conducts site tours for Michoud Assembly Facility and Huntsville, as required. Provides communication support and coordination of photo/video activities associated with ELS activities. Oversees and provides information to update web site.

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=08-1006529

13.) NAVAL ARCHITECT / SALVAGE ENGINEER, JMS Naval Architects, Groton, CT

JMS is a full service Naval Architecture firm providing design, engineering, analysis and shipyard support services. We have immediate openings for both experienced and entry-level Naval Architects. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing naval architecture, salvage engineering, and marine engineering support for commercial vessels such as tugs, tank barges, research vessels, dive vessels, passenger vessels, and pilot boats.

Assigned tasks will include:

Conducting intact and damaged stability analyses.

Conducting structural assessments using first principles methods and finite element analysis.

Designing marine engineering systems.

Conducting ship checks/surveys.

Performing deadweight surveys and inclining experiments.

Conducting damage assessments and developing repair plans.

Developing shipyard work specifications.

Conducting rule analyses using classification society standards and/or USCG regulations.

The position requires an engineering degree in the marine field. Any level of work experience will be considered. Candidates should have familiarity with classification society standards, USCG regulations, and vessel design principles. Qualified candidates will also have some experience with one or more of the following software packages: HECSALV, AutoCAD, Rhino, and Algor. Previous shipboard or shipyard experience is highly desirable. Must be able to efficiently organize and manage multiple activities simultaneously. Excellent communications and computer skills are required.

Interested individuals should send a resume with cover letter to hr@jmsnet.com. The cover letter should concisely describe the candidate’s experience related to the task description and qualifications above. A salary history must also be provided.

JMS offices are located on the scenic Avery Point campus in southeastern Connecticut where the Thames River meets Long Island Sound. The area is known for its high quality of life drawing visitors each year for the boating, world class sailing, beaches, cultural attractions, museums, casinos, and scenic villages. General information regarding JMS can be found at http://www.jmsnet.com/ .

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?site_id=1&jb=4199619&CFID=24425857&CFTOKEN=945aed4f299e4b19-DE75C991-B10B-E8D3-D804F33E87812E37

14.) Junior Naval Architect, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc, Essex, CT

https://jobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=443409

15.) Naval Work Control Analyst, Aerotek CE, Allegis Group, Newport News, VA

http://engineering.thingamajob.com/jobs/Virginia/Naval-Work-Control-Analyst/1530173

16.) Armament Mechanic, EG&G, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, WA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=70046785

17.) Sr Design Engineer Mechanical, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), Saco, ME

http://www.careerbuilder.com:80/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J3F0GH75DTPMX9MKLPR&siteid=cb_emailjob_US

18.) Sr. Consulting Naval Architect, Foss Maritime Company, Seattle, WA

This is a senior naval architect position encompassing a wide range of naval architecture, engineering, and project management skills in a challenging variety of projects for Harbor Marine Group consulting division of Foss Maritime Company. This position offers the unique opportunity to work with a growing naval architecture and marine engineering consulting group which is a division of a large operating company with two shipyards and additional affiliated marine operating companies. This position also offers a wide range of experiences and opportunities within Harbor Marine Group and Foss Maritime Company. Harbor Marine Group is a team of highly motivated and creative engineers with a focus on developing client relationships through service, responsiveness, problem solving and ingenuity in all aspects of engineering, design, and project management. Prospective candidates will be highly skilled and embrace and contribute to this culture and will receive in return very competitive salaries and benefits plus a performance based bonus and significant advancement opportunities.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Develop, manage and provide engineering and design services focused primarily in naval architecture, including vessel design, structural design and analysis, stability analysis, vessel modification and refurbishment plans and specifications, regulatory analysis and other naval architecture and engineering services.

Provide engineering and project management services for international and domestic marine transportation projects including heavy sealift as well as concept, feasibility and design services for new vessels and services in existing and developing markets for Foss Maritime and outside clients.

Provide naval architecture support for civil engineering and construction clients for design and construction of inland, waterfront and marine infrastructure projects.

Develop and maintain new existing consulting clients under the Harbor Marine Group Division of Foss Maritime Company.

Support Foss Maritime Company and other operating companies under Marine Resources Group in development of vessel construction and modification projects.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong engineering background, skill, knowledge and experience to work directly with clients, identify project requirements and develop design and engineering products.

Excellent leadership, management and communications skills with clients, internal division of Foss Maritime Company and other staff.

General knowledge of a wide range of commercial vessels, with specific emphasis on small to medium sized vessels including towing vessels, barges, work boats, passenger vessels, and floating equipment.

Ability to develop vessel arrangements and to perform feasibility and concept level design of marine vessels as well as detail design of specific portions of vessels or medications.

Ability to develop contract plans, specifications and estimates for commercial and Foss projects.

Ability to develop structural design and engineering calculations for vessel construction and modifications.

Ability to perform trim and stability calculations and reports for marine vessels and floating equipment using GHS or other software.

Ability to generate vessel design and modification drawings using AutoCAD or other software to support design, modification, design studies and contract drawings.

General understanding of U.S. Coast Guard and marine classification society rules and regulatory requirements.

Strong project management skills including proficiency in MS Project is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required,

JOB CONDITIONS:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with frequent visits to client facilities, shipyards, and vessels;

Must be able access all areas of shipyard and company property including administration building, shipyard and shipyard offices, drydocks, and terminal in all types of weather;

Must use shipyard safety equipment, such as hard hat and safety glasses;

Work involves daily interactions with commercial clients, Foss management and executive personnel, and shipyard administration personnel;

Physical requirements include ability to sit for extended periods of time, light lifting, and ascending/descending stairs; ability to crawl and enter tight spaces and ascend/descend rung type ladders;

Travel would normally consist of regular short term travel trips to visit clients and for vessel surveys and shipchecks, however, some extended travel is possible for off-site consulting, owners representation and construction support;

Work beyond an 8 hours day/5 day workweek is required as necessary. Occasional overnight travel and on-call status is required. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

EDUCATION:

B.S or M.S in Naval Architecture is required.

Washington Professional Engineers License in NA/ME or similar professional engineering registration is required.

Email Address: fossjobs@foss.com

Fax: 206-270-4899

Apply URL: http://www.foss.com

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?site_id=1&jb=2972350&CFID=24425857&CFTOKEN=945aed4f299e4b19-DE75C991-B10B-E8D3-D804F33E87812E37

19.) Engineering Laser Manufacturing Engineer, FLIR, Bozeman, MT

Job ID: 1332

Provide manufacturing engineering support and continuous improvement for all laser products, with primary emphasis on new laser product

introduction and Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Create, review and update manufacturing processes and methods for laser components and opto-mechanical assemblies. Initiate and implement product improvements and cost reductions. Develop and maintain production related documentation. Qualifies suppliers according to company standards.

Monitors parts from acquisition through manufacturing cycle and

communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur.

Evaluates suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall

performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide manufacturing requirements for new laser/optical designs,

relating to product costs, reliability and production. Review designs

and collaborate with designers to ensure DFM.

2. Participate in engineering reviews. Have manufacturing knowledge

(understand manufacturing capability) to make recommendations on how to assemble and design test fixtures to reduce manufacturing risk.

3. Work with engineering to assist in the building of pre-production

systems to ensure a smooth transition to manufacturing.

4. Approve and authorize the release of optical drawings and

specifications from engineering to production. Support the release of

mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications as required.

5. Provide plans to determine labor, equipment and floor space

requirements for all products. Be able to determine “In-house” vs

“Outsource”, based on cost, performance, quality and schedule.

6. Create, develop and maintain manufacturing documentation concerning fixtures, testing, maintenance, process flows and acceptance criteria for all optical sub-assemblies and products. Be able to recommend changes to the process flow in order to optimize manufacturing yield, performance and efficiency.

7. Provide test fixtures for mechanical and optical sub-assemblies, as required to support manufacturing.

8. Provide production technicians with training and knowledge of optical products and processes.

9. Write, review and approve ECO's for all optic related products.

Ensure that all ECO's are written to be cost effective and increase the reliability and quality of the system.

10. Investigate production related failures and provide corrective

actions.

11. Helps recommend new and alternate sources of supply.

12. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to evaluate supplier quality and process performance.

13. Develops, maintains and improves incoming test and inspection

processes, procedures, equipment and standards.

14. Develops, maintains and improves a supplier process/certification

program.

Qualifications:

BS in Engineering/Physics and 5 years related experience.

Knowledge of design tools and software such as Zemax, Code V, AutoCad, Solidworks, etc.

Hands on experience with lasers/optics with a minimum 5 years experience working in Laser/Optics or related Industry

Must be able to travel domestically and abroad as required.

**Must be a US Citizen in order to obtain security clearance if

necessary.

http://www.flirjobs.com/jobs.cfm

20.) Naval Cryptologic Systems Target Analyst, Titan Corporation, San Diego, CA

http://www.titan.com/careers/list.html?req=18586&callid=2

21.) UAV Operator/Technician, Compass Systems, AZ

UAV Maintenance Technicians: Applicants should be familiar with large-scale wooden and composite aircraft construction, small petrol engine maintenance and tuning, and general electronic systems troubleshooting.

UAV Payload Operators: Payload sensor/ camera experience. Previous experience with Hunter/Shadow/Predator a plus.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operators: Requirements include at least 1-year Radio Controlled (RC) experience with airplanes, preferably Giant Scale; ability to maneuver an air vehicle using flight controls such as rudders and elevators. The ideal candidate will have actual experience flying UAVs including takeoff and landing, and will possess a pilot license.

Candidates must be US citizens and possess or have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance. Salary commensurate with experience All positions will require travel outside the continental United States (OCONUS) for 3-4 month rotations. Travel will also be required for training inside the CONUS. Premium compensation paid for OCONUS deployment.

http://www.compass-sys-inc.com/careers.php

22.) Engineering Intern, Alion Science and Technology, Iselin, NJ

Job 8312.

Qualifications Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in engineering / naval architecture. Some CAD experience is required. At least 3 years of college study completed is required. Responsibilities Will assist in an active commercial marine environment. Will work directly under the lead engineering staff and assist in engineering and naval architecture task. Will assist in administrative review of drawings and specifications

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

*** From Cmdr. Jeff Carter:

Ned:

The below announcements are for a vacant position on the Coast Guard media relations staff at our headquarters in DC. I would appreciate it if you would post them in the next edition of your JOTW newsletter.

Thanks,

Jeff

Cmdr. Jeff Carter

Chief of Media Relations

U.S. Coast Guard

23.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs, Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC

This GS-1035-12/13 position is located in the Media Relations Division, Office of Public Affairs, Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs (CG-0922). The division's mission is to enhance understanding of Coast Guard policies, missions, and objectives. In that capacity, the division serves as the primary point of contact between Coast Guard Headquarters and national and international news media (electronic and print) and acts as advisor on media relations Coast Guard-wide.

The incumbent is generally responsible for planning and implementing national media campaigns to convey information to the public on a variety of programs, policies, and activities. The incumbent serves as an principal advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard and other senior officials; coordinates major press conferences and interviews of senior Coast Guard officials and assists Public Affairs Staffs throughout the United States in handling both crisis and non-crisis news events by providing them with coordination information, advice, and training assistance as well as informing them of national implications of regional events; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of national and international news media, assisting them in developing stories and arranging for access to senior officials and embarkation aboard Coast Guard units worldwide; prepares and assists in the preparation of special articles and features about the Coast Guard for use in newspaper, magazines, trade publications and books; prepares and also may coordinate news releases with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies; provides review and clearance of speeches, articles and books prepared by Coast Guard personnel.

The two vacancy announcements linked below are for one position. Please read both as you may be eligible to apply under each announcement.

This vacancy is open to Federal Employees with competitive status and reinstatement eligibles who reside in the local commuting area. It is also open to applicants eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, and applicants who qualify under special appointing authorities for persons with disabilities, and 30% compensably disabled veterans, who reside within or outside the local commuting area:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=70101588

This vacancy is open to all United States Citizens:

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=70101803

24.) Theater Logistics Planner, Chenega Corp, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1084577

*** From Ed Memi:

Here is the listing for two communications positions for Boeing that I would encourage you to list that I think will be still open for your next issue. Both are pretty good jobs in the communications field for Boeing. And thanks for your quick response …

Thanks

Ed Memi

25.) Boeing Commercial Airplanes News Bureau Lead, Boeing, Renton, WA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=08-1008087

26.) Communications Manager, Boeing, Crystal City, VA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=08-1007430

*** Ball cap of the week: U. S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Surface Navy Association

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